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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Any advice on what kind of Harley I should get for a middle aged fat man that has a hard time throwing his leg over the seat
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 12:35 PM
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Ever ridden before?
What sort of riding do you plan on?
Shorter around town? Longer hauls? Combination?
Alone or with passenger?
What is your budget for the bike?
Any possible changes to the bike so it "fits" you better?

If you have ridden before then you know it can be/is physically demanding.
If not, then I will tell you now. It is.
Do yourself a favor.
Get in shape along with getting the bike.

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Any advice on what kind of Harley I should get for a middle aged fat man that has a hard time throwing his leg over the seat
With all due respect, that question is like "What kind and size suit should I buy?"

Go visit one or more Harley dealerships, look around, touch them, sit on them (ask first!), ask questions, etc.
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You didn't say how fat......


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People are why I love Dogs and my Harley.
💔In Loving Memory💔
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🐾No longer by my side. Forever in my heart.🐾
🖤Bear, Brute, Jessie James, Billy the Kid, Aiyana🖤
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Candyman for the WIN!!!!!!! One-Size-Fits-All √
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Candyman for the WIN!!!!!!! One-Size-Fits-All
Might need to switch from buckets to a bench seat,
Just say`in.......

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People are why I love Dogs and my Harley.
💔In Loving Memory💔
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 11:31 PM
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From one fat guy to another, take Joe's advice and head to a dealer and see what not only fits, but what speaks to you. That doesn't mean you have to buy from a dealer, it's just a chance to see what fits.

BTW, dieting sucks, my pants no longer fit and I still hate the treadmill, but damned if I don't feel better, especially after seeing Candyman's answer. LoL

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When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment.
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Most Chinese and jap scooters will work for you.
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